UN Network on Ageing Newsletter-Issue 57


Upcoming Events

26th United Nations International Day of Older Persons: Take a Stand Against Ageism (6 October 2016, UNHQ, 10:00am – 1:00pm)

The NGO Committee on Ageing in New York in partnership with the Permanent Mission of the Argentine Republic and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Focal Point on Ageing are organising an event to commemorate the UN International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) at the UN Headquarters in New York on 6 October 2016 on the theme “Take a Stand Against Ageism.” The event aims at drawing attention to and challenging negative stereotypes and misconceptions about older persons and ageing. For more information, please visit  http://bit.ly/2016UNIDOP. Outreach materials for UNIDOP, including social media messages, digital cards and banners, in addition to information from WHO and non-governmental organisations are available at https://trello.com/b/3lWTBEA5.


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The event will be available live and on demand web cast at webtv.un.org

Seventh Working Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (12-15 December 2016, UNHQ, New York)

The seventh working session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) will be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 15 December 2016. For more information about the OEWG, including previous sessions, please visit http://social.un.org/ageing-working-group

The Seventh Working Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing established by the General Assembly will be held on 12 -15 December 2016.

Recent Reports

Report of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

The comprehensive report (A/HRC/33/44) of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Ms. Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, assesses the implementation of existing international instruments with regard to older persons while identifying best and good practices and gaps in the implementation of existing laws related to the promotion and protection of the rights of older persons. The report was transmitted to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-third session in September 2016. It was issued in all six official languages of the United Nations and is available at bit.ly/ComprehensiveReportIE

Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, the UN independent expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

(New) UNDESA Focal Point on Ageing “Briefing Series”

The Growing Need for Long-Term Care: Assumptions and Realities

As the number of older persons continues to grow along with their longevity, the need for long-term care will increase significantly. What are the assumptions and realities? Read more bit.ly/LongtermCare

Income Poverty in Old Age: An Emerging Development Priority

Poverty is a major threat to the well-being of older persons, as getting old presents a significant, additional risk of becoming or remaining poor. What are the specifics of poverty in old age? Read more bit.ly/OldAgePoverty